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Juventus chief not ruling out moves for 'returning horses' Pogba and Morata

20:14 BST 18/04/2018
Paul Pogba Alvaro Morata
Reports have linked the former Bianconeri stars with a return to Turin, though any move would come at huge expense

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta admits he would not pass up on the chance to bring ex-stars Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata back to Turin. 

The pair played together for the Serie A champions before ultimately deciding to pursue their careers in England.

Pogba clinched a second Manchester United spell in the summer of 2016, while ex-Real Madrid man Morata moved to Chelsea a year later to join up with Antonio Conte. 

Neither player, however, is currently fully content in the Premier League, and Marotta is considering the tantalising prospect of engineering a return. 

"A return for Pogba or Morata? I don't believe in returning horses, but there are exceptions," the chief explained to Mediaset Premium

"They can be two exceptions, they are two good guys who have left good memories here. But the stories they have concocted in Madrid and Manchester are false. 

"Did we spend €90 million on Higuain? When Pogba left, it was an extraordinary expense. But we have a lot of imagination, besides the names of Pogba and Morata."

Another Manchester United player to be linked to Turin is defender Matteo Darmian, although Marotta denied a transfer had already been agreed with the Italy international.

"A done deal for Darmian? Absolutely not," he added.